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Maintaining your car with a Maintenance Plan

Our cars are machines and the more they work, and the older they get, the more their parts get worn out through wear and tear. Having a Maintenance Plan for your car covers you for these unwanted repair and replacement costs.

By servicing your car on schedule, as stipulated by your car’s manufacturer, you certainly aid your car in running smoothly and being more fuel efficient. However, even with regular services, certain parts and components are more prone to damages and being worn out through wear and tear as time goes on and kilometers accumulate. These parts and components are usually not covered by a standard Service Plan and could end up costing you loads of money, time and unwanted worries. 

Fortunately trusted authorities, like MotorHappy, make maintaining your car easy and affordable by offering some of the best Maintenance Plans available. 

What is a Maintenance Plan?

A Maintenance Plan is far more comprehensive than a standard service plan. It covers all parts and labour of maintenance and servicing, keeping your car running smoother for longer and protecting you against unexpected costs for items damaged or worn out through wear and tear.  

What is included in a Maintenance Plan?

Although it also covers the parts and labour costs of servicing your car, a Maintenance Plan is far more inclusive and includes the cost of replacing items that gets damaged or worn out through wear and tear. Generally, the benefits of a Maintenance Plan are as follows: 

  • Brake pads
  • Wiper blades
  • Globes and fuses etc. 
  • Engine
  • Clutch
  • Gearbox 
  • Electrical components 
  • Exhaust system

Maintenance Plans don’t usually cover tyres, alignment or windscreens. 

Service providers offer a wide range of maintenance packages and it's important to understand the full list of benefits, inclusions and exclusions associated with the plan, before you make the purchase. 

The benefits of a Maintenance Plan 

Let’s say your next service is only due in 2000km, but your brakes are squeaking and not working optimally. A Maintenance Plan will generally cover the cost of the replacement of brake pads, plus the labour. Without this plan, you would probably have had to pay for these yourself, as waiting another few weeks to fix something as critical as brakes might not be the best option. 

Generally, the benefits of a Maintenance Plan are as follows:

  • Peace of mind that your car services are taken care of
  • You don’t have to worry about inflation, parts or labour cost increases
  • Fixed, affordable monthly cost for scheduled maintenance
  • Your car can be serviced at your vehicle's manufacturer or any other approved service centre
  • Cover of specific wear-and-tear items
  • Qualified technicians doing the repairs 

Maintaining your car with an Extended Warranty

With an Extended Warranty, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that should your car suffer major mechanical damages or electrical problems, you are covered and the costs will be paid for up to the limit on the option chosen. Usually, these breakdowns include items that are not covered by a Service or Maintenance Plan.

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